CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — John Beck and the Crater football coaches cooled off before practice on Monday afternoon, participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Crater coaches will donate $200 towards ALS research and are challenging other coaches in the Rogue Valley to do the same. It was more than symbolic for Beck. His … Continue reading »
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Crater freshman Devin Shook played for the US Under-16 team in last weekend’s International Bowl. The International Bowl pits the best young football players in the United States against the top players from Canada. There are divisions ranging from U-19 to U-15. Shook was the only player from Oregon to play … Continue reading »
BEND, Ore. — Cascade Christian dominated from start to finish as the Challengers won their first football state championship since 2006 with a 41-6 win over Nyssa in Saturday’s championship game. The Challengers were led on offense by Seth Knox, who completed 21 of 27 passes for 222 yards and four touchdowns. Cody Parker accounted … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — The last two unbeaten teams in 5A football met at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, and when the game was over, there was no doubt about who the better team was. The Sherwood Bowmen scored early and often as they beat the Ashland Grizzlies 57-12. The Grizzlies had some chances early, but failed … Continue reading »
North Medford falls to Tigard in the 6A quarterfinals 42-0 while Sheldon is upset by Canby 24-17. We look ahead to Saturday’s Ashland and Cascade Christian games and count down the five best games of the 2013 season.
The OSAA football playoffs are already in the 2nd round and only seven Southern Oregon teams remain. Four of those teams were in action tonight. Highlights from the Friday Night Blitz include Oregon City/North Medford, Grants Pass/Tigard and Ashland/Roosevelt.
North Medford beats Reynolds in the first round of the 6A Playoffs. Grants Pass routs Westview and Ashland dominates Pendleton. Klamath Union loses to Central. Cascade Christian beats Pleasant Hill. Plus scores and highlights from Northern Oregon.
The 6A-4A classifications feature the play-in round, but only one Southern Oregon team hosted a play-in game. Henley hosted Douglas while Mazama was on the road at Elmira and North Valley was at North Marion. Other highlights include Roseburg/Barlow, Cascade Christian/Lakeview and Eagle Point/Wilsonville. Also included are highlights from Oregon State’s Friday night game versus … Continue reading »
North Medford wins the outright SWC title after beating Roseburg 14-10. Ashland also wins an outright championship and finishes the regular season undefeated with a 33-17 win over Eagle Point. Sheldon beats Grants Pass, South avoids the play-in round with a win over Crater while Klamath Union and Henley split the Skyline Conference Title.
With only two weeks left in the regular season, each game takes on more intensity, but the Black and Blue Bowl always has high stakes. Highlights include North Medford/South Medford, Crater/South Eugene, Bend/Eagle Point, Willamette/Ashland, North Valley/Phoenix, Mazama/Henley, Klamath Union/Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley/Cascade Christian and Powers/Butte Falls.